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Non-Traditional Songs To Walk Down The Aisle To

Surprising your partner with a modern ceremony entrance song, or choosing one together? Picking your processional music can be tricky. If you’re not a ‘Here Comes The Bride’ kind of couple, depending on your ceremony style, you still have plenty of options. Whether you’re going for a grand entrance or something low key, your processional track and that moment you walk down the aisle are one-offs, setting the mood for the occasion and giving everyone the feels, so you’ll want to get it right.

Browse these 50 ideas for non-traditional wedding entrance songs – compiled with the help of our favourite live ceremony musicians and acoustic wedding bands. From sweet and romantic, to unique, fun and upbeat, these modern processional songs will set the tone for an unforgettable wedding ceremony. Plus, listen to our Spotify playlist of non-traditional songs to walk down the aisle to, so you can choose your favourites on the go.

When you hear it, you’ll just know…

Standing at the door to the ceremony room, I could hear the strings strike
up with Bitter Sweet Symphony; I broke – I couldn’t stop crying.

Verity, Alive Network Bride

1. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

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Thinking Out Loud cover by Amber

Thinking Out Loud cover by Jon Andrews

Thinking Out Loud cover by Brightlights

“Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beating heart”

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2. A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

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A Thousand Years cover by Elliot Smith

A Thousand Years cover by Henry Hunter

A Thousand Years cover by The Lancashire String Quartet

“All along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years”

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3. Make You Feel My Love – Adele

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Make You Feel My Love cover by The McQueens

Make You Feel My Love cover by The Ella Ensemble

“I could make you happy, make your dreams come true
Nothing that I wouldn't do
Go to the ends of the Earth for you
To make you feel my love”

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4. At Last – Etta James

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At Last cover by Dexter

“You smiled, you smiled oh and then the spell was cast
And here we are in Heaven
For you are mine at last”

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5. All of Me – John Legend

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All of Me cover by One Wild Night

All of Me cover by Stephen Cornwell

All of Me cover by Breakthrough

“Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections”

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6. Over The Rainbow – Eva Cassidy

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Over The Rainbow cover by After Dark

Over The Rainbow cover by The Willows

“Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true”

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7. One Day Like This – Elbow

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One Day Like This cover by Roses Of Ireland

One Day Like This cover by Solar Strings

“Oh, kiss me like the final meal
Yeah, kiss me like we die tonight”

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8. Hoppípolla – Sigur Rós

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Hoppípolla cover by Etive Quartet

“Smiling
Spinning 'round and 'round
Holding hands
The whole world a blur”

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9. First Day Of My Life – Bright Eyes

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“Yours is the first face that I saw
I think I was blind before I met you”

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10. Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve

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“I let the melody shine
Let it cleanse my mind
I feel free now”

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